We gathered so many ideas during our visit at the Orgatec Trade Fair in Cologne that we had to present another feature about it, exploring the diversity of products that were showcased. This time, we focus on brands that inspired us, mostly regarding modern working environments and work spaces,considering the fact that the demand for flexible forms of work and an optimal working environment are growing. Among the exhibitors, we were much impressed by the new improved and refined products of Vitra design company. At Orgatec, Vitra presented several “work style” installations to demonstrate how products can shape individual office environments. Integrated in these settings, we found new products by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Antonio Citterio, Konstantin Grcic, Alberto Media and Jasper morrison as well as a special re-edition of furniture classics by Jean Prouve.
Italian Moroso highlighted its strong commitment to the contract sector through a product range distinguished by the fusion of different features: design, function, quality, originality and the possibility of customising products for every type of space. The creations presented for this occasion were chosen on account of their special versatility which makes them perfect for hospitality, corporate, travel, retail and educational projects. The Moroso set within the splendid Design Post a short distance from the trade fair is marked out by panels covered by various shades of blur fabrics which vary from warm to pale colours, dividing the lower level from the upper one. The products on display include the design by Patricia Urquiola, Ross Lovegrove, Ron Arad, Werner Aisslinger, Doshi Levien, Nendo, Marc Newson, Archea Associati, Sebastian Herkner, For Use, Enrico Franzolini and Diesel Living with Moroso.
Sellex design company introduced some new collections as well as new versions of existing series. Among others, they launched Taylor chairs by Lievore Altherr Molina, Swing Chairs series designed by Burkhard Vogtherr & Markus Dörner, new versions of Slam Chairs program and of Fly Tables collection, both designed by Lievore Altherr Molina.
Framery is another brand that we spotted and really liked which sells and manufactures phone booths for open plan offices and other public spaces. The booths have high level of sound insulation and good acoustic features.
Bisley, the leading brand in steel storage design and manufacturing, showcased an innovative ‘living stand’ at this years Orgatec. The design concept is a reflection of the way working practices have changed over the last 10 years, whereby individuals choose the workplace setting most appropriate to the task in hand rather than a formulaic ‘desk, chair and pedestal’ set up
The Hang It All coat racks by Vitra design company were outstanding.
So were the office accessories featured below.